Sherbrooke charities compete for MNA’s citizen investment fund

Sherbrooke charities compete for MNA’s citizen investment fund

By Jack Wilson

Special to The Record


Voting is open until Thursday, Feb.23 for Sherbrooke MNA Christine Labrie’s Fonds d’investissement citoyen (citizen investment fund). The $50,000 initiative will provide payments of up to $5,000 to the non-profit organizations receiving the most votes.

On Sunday, Feb. 19 Labrie invited the 47 competing organizations to present their proposals to the public. Any Sherbrooke constituent can cast a ballot at Labrie’s office.

“The idea is to put the power back into citizens’ hands,” she said. The MNA funds the competition, which she’s held every year since her election in 2018, from her discretionary budget.

TDAH Estrie, which supports people with ADHD, is among the organizations applying for funding to grow its day camp for children with ADHD.

The French-language camp aims to teach children “to make friends and keep them,” director Céline Landreville said. The program is subsidized or free, depending on parents’ income, and requires one facilitator for every four participants.


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